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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week 28 October 15-19

Harvest

In the harvest bins this week: Tomatoes, Winter Radishes, Carrots, Beets, Endive, Collards, Kale, Peppers, Eggplant, Okra (for the last time.... PLEASE!),  Frisee, Kohlrabi, Potatoes, and Escarole. 

These yellow ones are my new favorite!


Beets and Carrots in Full Swing











Production and Distribution


Fall CSA Week 9

-1# Apples (Beech Creek Farm)
-1# Fall New Potatoes
-1 Orange Bulldog Pumpkin (or 2 small ones...)
-1 bunch Arugula (Crystal Organic Farm)
-1 bunch Hakurei Turnips (Crystal Organic Farm)
-1 bunch baby Carrots OR 1# Hoophouse Tomatoes
-1 head Escarole
-1/2# ROASTED! Anaheim Peppers
-1# Zephyr Squash OR Zucchini

We roasted the peppers for the CSA

Sorting and Cleaning Pumpkins
Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant at Market

Market Harvest List 



Maintenance

We got a lot of good maintenance done this week in the hoop houses. While we were at it we saw this awesome digger wasp building a nest in the ground.


video

In the hoop houses we weeded, prepped beds, pullout old crops, ran irrigation, fertigated (ran fertilizer through the irrigation) and trellised cucumbers.
Tools 

More Tools
Fish Gut Fertigation
On Monday we finally knocked out this list, replaced lamps and made a plan to get the barn in order. Unfortunately we ran out of time to actually implement the plan. Hopefully we get a chance this coming week 











Earth Worm!





Planting

Garlic from a few weeks ago sprouting
Cory and I planted more Garlic at Jeff Cook Field. I direct seeded Beets and Spinach in Gus' Field with the Planet Jr and then Arugula and Turnips in the Hoop Houses with the multi-row seeder. We also transplanted more Onions, Fennel and Parsley.


Garlic Cloves Sprouting




Direct seeding Arugula 

Direct seeding Turnips



Planet Jr Seeder

Farm Life

First thing Monday morning we found this little bat hiding in the corner of the barn. We left him alone and went off to do some work. When we got back he had crawled out into the barn and we could see his wing was badly injured. It was torn and his bones were sticking through his skin. Cory picked him up with gloves on. It seemed as though he was suffering. He would not be able to fly and probably would not recover. Cory did the best thing we could think of and put him out of his misery. :(


Bat hiding in the corner

Poor little guy

Wall-e?

Weeds in the potato field


National Boss' Day was this week


There are fall decorations up all over the plantation.




This guy wasn't wearing orange and hunting season has started!






Visitors

Lane is home AND my parents came to visit this week. They stayed in a cabin on the plantation for a few night. Thursday night we went on a tour and harvested our dinner. 
Showing Mom Pasture Field
Zucchini Flowers- A Special Treat


Freshly harvested guest dinner


  • Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant
  • Tomato Basil Salad
  • Garden Salad with carrots, tomatoes, endive, lettuce, winter radishes, bell peppers, 
  • Zucchini Flowers stuffed with Goat Cheese
  • Beet Salas
  • Potato Puffs

















Puddy Time



Puddy shows Holly around the farm

Fat and Happy


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